Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.
Location: Alameda, California
Think of it as the "everyman" version of the Bay Area waterfront mansion owned by Marshawn Lynch, the newly-retired Seattle Seahawks running back and winner of Curbed's Super Bowl of NFL player real estate. At $749K, the 1,600-square-foot houseboat docked in Barnhill Marina, an East Bay floating home community, is not cheap by any standards, but still seems like a nice deal for the Bay Area, so notoriously expensive that some cost-conscious home buyers have indeed sought out alternative housing on water. Plus, the 1974-built dwelling is as charming as houseboats come, complete with airy living spaces, reclaimed wood interiors, a remodeled kitchen, and roof deck.
According to Realtor, it's pretty rare to see one of these houseboats go on the market (there are 42 in the community.) This particular three-bedroom abode has been owned and regularly upgraded by the same family for the last 15 years.
∙ 2394 Mariner Square Dr # E8 [Realtor]
∙ Beat El Niño at His Own Game: Buy a Houseboat for $749K [Curbed]
∙ San Francisco Floating Home Channels Industrial Loft Style [Curbed]
∙ 18 of the Most Drop-Dead Gorgeous Houses for Sale in 2015 [Curbed]
∙ All House of the Day posts [Curbed]